Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) encourages our students, staff, families and community members to participate in Bell Let’s Talk Day, a social media day of action to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and well-being. Although Bell Let’s Talk Day is a corporate initiative, it provides an important opportunity for us […]

WEFI Announces HEPA Filter Fund

We know our community wants to help to make our schools equitable and welcoming spaces for all our students. We have heard from you that this includes working to provide high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter units in as many spaces as possible. With this in mind, the Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) is excited to […]

February Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

As part of our ongoing efforts to support WRDSB parents, caregivers and families, our psychology staff are offering a number of lunch and learn sessions for WRDSB parents, caregivers and family members. These webinars, scheduled over the lunch hour on Wednesdays, aim to equip parents with useful tips and information to assist them in supporting […]

Anticipated Transportation Service Interruptions

We want to share an important update from Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR). Bus companies are now experiencing an increase in driver absences due to COVID-19 isolation. Although more than 90% of bus routes are operating normally, some routes are experiencing more frequent and prolonged delays (50 minutes or greater). As a result, […]

Happy New Years Resolutions | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how we can set realistic goals for the year ahead, while approaching ourselves with self-compassion. The new year brings with it the idea of a fresh start, which can be exciting, motivating and full of promises of a better year. The tips in this edition will help you […]

School Vaccine Clinics for Children Aged 5 to 11

Region of Waterloo Public Health will be hosting a number of vaccine clinics at various WRDSB schools, starting January 29, 2022. School vaccine clinics Children aged 5-11 who still need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can book appointments at these school clinics. A parent/guardian must attend the clinic with their child. […]

Lincoln Alexander Day

“It is not your duty to be average. It is your duty to set a higher example for others to follow.” -Lincoln Alexander Since 2015, January 21 has been recognised across Canada as Lincoln Alexander Day. The Honourable Lincoln Alexander was a pioneer in the fight for racial equity in Canada. Alexander’s legacy is marked […]

Statement regarding Committtee of the Whole Meeting recording January 17, 2022

Following the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, January 17, 2022, we would like to express our deep regret for any harm caused to the transgender community. As a school board, we are guided by the Ontario Human Rights Code and committed to doing our best so that all students are affirmed in their identity and see […]

Rapid Antigen Testing for Symptomatic Students

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, is providing publicly funded schools with rapid antigen test kits for symptomatic students that are learning in-person. In-person students will receive one rapid antigen test kit proactively for at-home use if they develop symptoms. Individuals with symptoms […]

Extended Day – Let’s Connect Survey Results

In June 2021, families were invited to share their experiences with before-and-after school programs in the Let’s Connect Family Survey. We want to thank the 2,054 individuals who took the time to participate. We use this information to inform training opportunities for educators, program material purchases and to develop policies and procedures. What We Heard […]

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